USGS - science for a changing world

Minnesota Water Science Center

  Home   Information/Data   Projects   Publications   Flood   NAWQA   Office   Contact   Other USGS [an error occurred while processing this directive]   Internal

Bemidji Crude-Oil Project

Minnesota PROJECTS


USGS Water Science Centers are located in each state.

There is a USGS Water Science Center office in each State. Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Montana Wyoming Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma Texas Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Mississippi Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Pennsylvania West Virginia Georgia Florida Caribbean Alaska Hawaii New York Vermont New Hampshire Maine Massachusetts South Carolina North Carolina Rhode Island Virginia Connecticut New Jersey Maryland-Delaware-D.C.

Research Policy Statement

Table of Contents:

USGS Contacts

USGS Research Coordinator: Barbara Bekins

USGS Site Coordinator: Jared Trost

Philosophy of Research

Research efforts at the Bemidji, Minnesota, crude-oil spill site are directed towards understanding the combined physical, chemical, and biological processes affecting the migration and fate of slightly soluble, organic contaminants in a field-scale system. These processes include the flow of the immiscible organic fluid, the partitioning of volatile components into the unsaturated zone gas phase, the dissolution of soluble components into the water phase, microbially mediated and abiotic redox processes, and the impact of these reactions on the organic and inorganic geochemistry of the ground-water system. The complexities of interacting and competing processes make studying the field scale challenging. Additionally, all processes occurring in the field are modified, if not controlled, by the spatial variability of physical and chemical properties. Through interdisciplinary research teams and intensive field studies, we hope to integrate the knowledge obtained into a comprehensive understanding of the overall mass balance of the oil in the subsurface, and of the processes controlling the fate of the oil in the subsurface. Knowledge gained and methodologies developed from detailed studies at this site will be relevant to other sites, and will help understand the potential for in situ bioremediation of organic ground-water contamination.

The planning and coordination of research at the Bemidji site is based on four principles: (1) focusing research on a specific field site draws together scientists of various disciplines who might otherwise think they have little in common. All researchers must deal with the overall physical, chemical, and microbiological system, finding it to their advantage to work together to accomplish their aims; (2) the field site is used as a field laboratory to study processes as they operate in the natural environment. In other words, the purpose is not to answer site-specific questions, but to gain a general understanding that incorporates the complexities inherent in the real world; (3) the results of work at the site must be disseminated to the scientific community and the public. The product is not the work, but the findings disseminated through publications, presentations, and field trips; (4)"bottom-up" planning, with an emphasis on personal and collective initiative, leads to better research than "top-down" planning.

Active researchers meet as a group least twice per year. The first group meeting (typically a conference call) occurs in spring or early summer. The purpose of this meeting is to brief the research team on new findings, plan the upcoming field work, and more specifically,to discuss the "where" and "when" and "what" of sampling efforts to encourage collaborations and minimize interferences. The second group meeting occurs in person during the field session. This meeting focuses more on research progress, status, and ongoing investigations at the Bemidji site. It is important for each research team to have at least one representative at eaach of these meetings to ensure active participation in research direction and implementation at the site.

Research Proposals - Planning and Coordination

Ideas for new and innovative research at the Bemidji site are encouraged. These ideas need to be coordinated, however, to avoid the unnecessary, or unintentional, duplication of research efforts. Research ideas could originate from many different sources including USGS or University researchers, industry scientists, requests for proposals, or sometimes as a result of interest expressed by a potential funding agency. In many cases, new research efforts begin because of new collegial contacts that bring in fresh ideas. These fresh ideas need to be developed and implemented in coordination and consultation with the other Bemidji researchers, to ensure that the proposed research is a good investment of the site's resources and that the work builds on, and adds to, other work at the site. The fresh ideas also need to be developed and implemented in coordination with the Water Science Center, to insure that the proposed work can be supported by the site's infrastructure.

All ideas for new research at the Bemidji site must be communicated, first of all, to the research coordinator (currently Barbara Bekins) and the site coordinator (currently Jared Trost). The proposed project will then be distributed to the site's steering committee. The steering committee was formed in 2009 as part of a 4-party collaborative agreement between the USGS, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Beltrami County, and Enbridge Energy, LLC. The purpose of the steering committee is maintain the National Crude Oil Spill Fate and Natural Attenuation Research Site, where research can be conducted concerning the fate of crude oil in the environment. One person from each of the USGS, MPCA, Beltrami County, and Enbridge Energy, LLC serves on the steering committee. The project proposal will then be distributed to the active Bemidji research team for further discussion and coordination.

Each non-USGS research team (including scientists from academic institutions, state and federal agencies, and industry) needs to have a strong link to a USGS researcher working at the Bemidji site, or preferably a USGS person actively involved in their research effort. A representative of each research team must attend both annual planning meetings to coordinate the summer’s field work and update the other researchers their planned research. The new research team should plan to discuss how their research proposal is linked to the overall research goals of the project.

Researchers from private industry are required to complete a Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) form prior to starting research at the site. The TAA formalizes the relationship between the private entity and the USGS and defines the scope of work for each line of investigation.

Coordination of Field Work

The Minnesota USGS Water Science Center serves as the formal coordinator for work at the Bemidji site and has ultimate responsibility for decisions concerning the site's operation. Therefore, all plans for field work and requests for field support must be communicated to the site coordinator to allow for adequate planning. The staff from the Minnesota Water Science Center will provide local assistance in planning specific field efforts and in coordinating major field activities.

Advance planning is extremely important in relation to scheduling of the drill rig. All drilling plans must be scheduled before field activities commence each summer. Requests for use of the drill rig to install wells, collect soil cores, or conduct other research will be discussed at the annual planning meeting.

Additional Support Provided by the Minnesota Water Science Center

The Minnesota Water Science Center will provide its Mobile B56 hollow-stem drill rig and a skid-steer mounted Geoprobe 540B, including a driller and a helper, during periods of drilling and field data collection. The drill rig is capable of obtaining intact 1.875 inch diameter sediment cores of the unsaturated and saturated zones through 8-inch outside-diameter hollow-stem augers. The Geoprobe is capable of obtaining intact 1.25 inch sediment cores of the unsaturated and saturated zones through Geoprobe's dual tube tool string. Standard water-sampling equipment, such as pumps, tubing, nitrogen gas, gas regulators, deionized water, cleaning solvents, tools, generators, and general supplies, will be provided by the Minnesota Water Science Center. Water levels and oil levels will be measured quarterly in a network of monitoring wells using a electronic or steel tape. Continuous monitoring of water levels will be made in selected wells using data loggers. All water-level, oil-level, geologic, and other well data will be entered into a relational data base. Minnesota USGS personnel will provide researchers with accurate, up-to-date information on well locations, well depths, water levels, geology, and similar data on request. Status reports, summarizing significant activities and research findings, will be compiled and distributed semi-annually. Minnesota USGS personnel will also be collaborating on research at the site.

Reporting and Publications

Data collected from all researchers needs to be provided to the site coordinator for inclusion in the site's database. Organized, detailed data supports every research project at the site, and therefore is a key contribution from each scientist. Contact the site coordinator for more specifics on data submission.

Semi-annual reports are provided to the USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology program. The site coordinator sends out a request to the entire Bemidji contact list. Every active researcher at the site is required to submit an update on their project and publication status for inclusion in these reports.

A copy of each draft manuscript needs to be sent to the the research coordinator and the site coordinator at the time of peer review. The manuscript will be reviewed by the coordinator(s) for consistent presentation of historical information about the site. Comments will be provided to the author(s) if necessary. The sharing of the manuscript keeps the research and site coordinators informed of recent findings, enabling them to better answer questions regarding ongoing or completed research at the site. A copy of the final interpretive report, as well as all conference abstracts, should be sent to the coordinators following publication. An up-to-date bibliography is maintained by the USGS Toxics program here: Toxics bibliography.

USGS Home Water Climate Change Core Science Ecosystems Energy and Minerals Env. Health Hazards

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Webmaster
Page Last Modified: Thursday, 02-Mar-2017 14:50:59 EST

05385500: Flow=381cfs,Stage=2.76ft,2019-06-20 02:30,High,SOUTH FORK ROOT RIVER NEAR HOUSTON, MN 05050000: Flow=1190cfs,Stage=9.53ft,Floodstage=80ft,2019-06-20 02:30,High,BOIS DE SIOUX RIVER NEAR WHITE ROCK, SD 05385000: Flow=2580cfs,Stage=6.51ft,Floodstage=15ft,2019-06-20 02:45,>90,ROOT RIVER NEAR HOUSTON, MN 05325000: Flow=18400cfs,Stage=13.59ft,Floodstage=22ft,2019-06-20 02:30,>90,MINNESOTA RIVER AT MANKATO, MN 05311000: Flow=5040cfs,Stage=13.16ft,Floodstage=14ft,2019-06-20 02:00,>90,MINNESOTA RIVER AT MONTEVIDEO, MN 05301000: Flow=3960cfs,Stage=31.69ft,2019-06-20 02:00,>90,MINNESOTA RIVER NEAR LAC QUI PARLE, MN 05294000: Flow=558cfs,Stage=6.60ft,2019-06-20 02:45,>90,POMME DE TERRE RIVER AT APPLETON, MN 05336700: Flow=193cfs,Stage=4.60ft,2019-06-20 02:45,<10,KETTLE RIVER BELOW SANDSTONE, MN 06482610: Flow=337cfs,Stage=3.54ft,Floodstage=8.5ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,SPLIT ROCK CR AT CORSON,SD 05476000: Flow=1950cfs,Stage=9.78ft,Floodstage=12ft,2019-06-20 02:30,76-90,DES MOINES RIVER AT JACKSON, MN 05457000: Flow=697cfs,Stage=4.59ft,2019-06-20 02:00,76-90,CEDAR RIVER NEAR AUSTIN, MN 05388250: Flow=1980cfs,Stage=9.21ft,Floodstage=14ft,2019-06-20 02:00,76-90,Upper Iowa River near Dorchester, IA 05378500: Flow=68200cfs,Stage=8.85ft,Floodstage=13ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT WINONA, MN 05372995: Flow=627cfs,Stage=4.31ft,Floodstage=14ft,2019-06-20 02:15,76-90,SOUTH FORK ZUMBRO RIVER AT ROCHESTER, MN 05345000: Flow=132cfs,Stage=3.67ft,2019-06-20 02:15,76-90,VERMILLION RIVER NEAR EMPIRE, MN 05344500: Flow=43400cfs,Stage=29.89ft,2019-06-20 02:15,76-90,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT PRESCOTT, WI 05331000: Flow=37300cfs,Stage=7.81ft,Floodstage=14ft,2019-06-20 02:00,76-90,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT ST. PAUL, MN 05330000: Flow=21400cfs,Stage=21.79ft,Floodstage=25ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,MINNESOTA RIVER NEAR JORDAN, MN 05320000: Flow=4820cfs,Stage=6.02ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,BLUE EARTH RIVER NEAR RAPIDAN, MN 05317200: Flow=208cfs,Stage=4.87ft,2019-06-20 02:15,76-90,LITTLE COTTONWOOD RIVER NEAR COURTLAND, MN 05317000: Flow=1850cfs,Stage=7.48ft,Floodstage=11ft,2019-06-20 02:00,76-90,COTTONWOOD RIVER NEAR NEW ULM, MN 05316500: Flow=774cfs,Stage=3.92ft,Floodstage=6ft,2019-06-20 02:30,76-90,REDWOOD RIVER NEAR REDWOOD FALLS, MN 05315000: Flow=353cfs,Stage=9.52ft,Floodstage=14ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,REDWOOD RIVER NEAR MARSHALL, MN 05313500: Flow=554cfs,Stage=5.52ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,YELLOW MEDICINE RIVER NEAR GRANITE FALLS, MN 05304500: Flow=1470cfs,Stage=4.03ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,CHIPPEWA RIVER NEAR MILAN, MN 05300000: Flow=702cfs,Stage=8.13ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,LAC QUI PARLE RIVER NEAR LAC QUI PARLE, MN 05291000: Flow=177cfs,Stage=2.42ft,Floodstage=12ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,WHETSTONE RIVER NEAR BIG STONE CITY, SD 05290000: Flow=101cfs,Stage=11.22ft,Floodstage=17ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,LITTLE MINNESOTA RIVER NEAR PEEVER, SD 05280000: Flow=2870cfs,Stage=6.05ft,Floodstage=10ft,2019-06-20 02:15,76-90,CROW RIVER AT ROCKFORD, MN 05270500: Flow=1010cfs,Stage=3.66ft,Floodstage=6ft,2019-06-20 02:15,76-90,SAUK RIVER NEAR ST. CLOUD, MN 05247500: Flow=2960cfs,Stage=5.04ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,CROW WING RIVER NEAR PILLAGER, MN 05054000: Flow=2750cfs,Stage=16.64ft,Floodstage=18ft,2019-06-20 02:15,76-90,RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT FARGO, ND 05053000: Flow=290cfs,Stage=2.09ft,Floodstage=10ft,2019-06-20 02:15,76-90,WILD RICE RIVER NR ABERCROMBIE, ND 05051522: Flow=2320cfs,Stage=14.95ft,Floodstage=30ft,2019-06-20 02:45,76-90,RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT HICKSON, ND 05046000: Flow=1200cfs,Stage=4.15ft,2019-06-20 02:30,76-90,OTTER TAIL RIVER BL ORWELL D NR FERGUS FALLS, MN 05212700: Flow=106cfs,Stage=2.67ft,Floodstage=10ft,2019-06-20 02:45,10-24,PRAIRIE RIVER NEAR TACONITE, MN 05131500: Flow=362cfs,Stage=3.01ft,2019-06-20 02:30,10-24,LITTLE FORK RIVER AT LITTLEFORK, MN 05124480: Flow=190cfs,Stage=3.79ft,2019-06-20 02:15,10-24,KAWISHIWI RIVER NEAR ELY, MN 05104500: Flow=38.5cfs,Stage=4.75ft,2019-06-20 02:30,10-24,ROSEAU RIVER BELOW SOUTH FORK NEAR MALUNG, MN 04024430: Flow=126cfs,Stage=4.86ft,2019-06-20 02:00,10-24,NEMADJI RIVER NEAR SOUTH SUPERIOR, WI 04015330: Flow=22.8cfs,Stage=26.03ft,2019-06-20 02:15,10-24,KNIFE RIVER NEAR TWO HARBORS, MN 05355200: Flow=1250cfs,Stage=5.17ft,2019-06-20 02:15,25-75,CANNON RIVER AT WELCH, MN 05353800: Flow=472cfs,Stage=5.05ft,2019-06-20 02:15,25-75,STRAIGHT RIVER NEAR FARIBAULT, MN 05340500: Flow=4360cfs,Stage=3.81ft,2019-06-20 02:00,25-75,ST. CROIX RIVER AT ST. CROIX FALLS, WI 05338500: Flow=366cfs,Stage=3.43ft,Floodstage=9ft,2019-06-20 02:15,25-75,SNAKE RIVER NEAR PINE CITY, MN 05333500: Flow=1550cfs,Stage=1.54ft,2019-06-20 02:00,25-75,ST. CROIX RIVER NEAR DANBURY, WI 05327000: Flow=216cfs,Stage=5.23ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,HIGH ISLAND CREEK NEAR HENDERSON, MN 05320500: Flow=1360cfs,Stage=4.35ft,2019-06-20 02:00,25-75,LE SUEUR RIVER NEAR RAPIDAN, MN 05319500: Flow=1180cfs,Stage=3.77ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,WATONWAN RIVER NEAR GARDEN CITY, MN 05293000: Flow=140cfs,Stage=2.56ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,YELLOW BANK RIVER NEAR ODESSA, MN 05292000: Flow=139cfs,Stage=2.35ft,Floodstage=10ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,MINNESOTA RIVER AT ORTONVILLE, MN 05288500: Flow=14600cfs,Stage=5.72ft,2019-06-20 02:00,25-75,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT HWY 610 IN BROOKLYN PARK, MN 05286000: Flow=1060cfs,Stage=3.85ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,RUM RIVER NEAR ST. FRANCIS, MN 05275000: Flow=321cfs,Stage=1.65ft,2019-06-20 02:15,25-75,ELK RIVER NEAR BIG LAKE, MN 05270700: Flow=7920cfs,Stage=5.75ft,Floodstage=9ft,2019-06-20 02:45,25-75,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT ST. CLOUD, MN 05267000: Flow=7010cfs,Stage=10.69ft,2019-06-20 02:15,25-75,MISSISSIPPI RIVER NEAR ROYALTON, MN 05245100: Flow=341cfs,Stage=4.10ft,Floodstage=7ft,2019-06-20 02:15,25-75,LONG PRAIRIE RIVER AT LONG PRAIRIE, MN 05244000: Flow=623cfs,Stage=3.35ft,2019-06-20 02:00,25-75,CROW WING RIVER AT NIMROD, MN 05243725: Flow=60.0cfs,Stage=1.31ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,STRAIGHT RIVER NEAR PARK RAPIDS, MN 05242300: Flow=3550cfs,Stage=6.92ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT BRAINERD, MN 05227500: Flow=2860cfs,Stage=7.17ft,Floodstage=13ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT AITKIN, MN 05211000: Flow=1910cfs,Stage=6.07ft,2019-06-20 02:00,25-75,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT GRAND RAPIDS, MN 05200510: Flow=426cfs,Stage=3.80ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,MISSISSIPPI RIVER NEAR BEMIDJI, MN 05134200: Flow=562cfs,Stage=4.86ft,2019-06-20 02:15,25-75,RAPID RIVER NEAR BAUDETTE, MN 05132000: Flow=538cfs,Stage=3.83ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,BIG FORK RIVER AT BIG FALLS, MN 05129290: Flow=640cfs,Stage=17.98ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,GOLD PORTAGE OUTLET FROM KABETOGAMA LK NR RAY,MN 05129115: Flow=602cfs,Stage=7.46ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,VERMILION RIVER NR CRANE LAKE, MN 05127500: Flow=1750cfs,Stage=3.99ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,BASSWOOD RIVER NEAR WINTON, MN 05112000: Flow=279cfs,Stage=3.44ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,ROSEAU RIVER BELOW STATE DITCH 51 NR CARIBOU, MN 05107500: Flow=189cfs,Stage=3.78ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,ROSEAU RIVER AT ROSS, MN 05106000: Flow=67.4cfs,Stage=3.68ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,SPRAGUE CREEK NEAR SPRAGUE, MANITOBA, CANADA 05094000: Flow=33.7cfs,Stage=3.88ft,2019-06-20 02:15,25-75,SOUTH BRANCH TWO RIVERS AT LAKE BRONSON, MN 05092000: Flow=5780cfs,Stage=14.83ft,Floodstage=32ft,2019-06-20 02:45,25-75,RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT DRAYTON, ND 05087500: Flow=26.1cfs,Stage=3.71ft,2019-06-20 02:00,25-75,MIDDLE RIVER AT ARGYLE, MN 05082500: Flow=5470cfs,Stage=18.03ft,Floodstage=28ft,2019-06-20 02:45,25-75,RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT GRAND FORKS, ND 05079000: Flow=1170cfs,Stage=6.21ft,Floodstage=15ft,2019-06-20 02:45,25-75,RED LAKE RIVER AT CROOKSTON, MN 05078500: Flow=255cfs,Stage=5.99ft,2019-06-20 02:45,25-75,CLEARWATER RIVER AT RED LAKE FALLS, MN 05078230: Flow=19.0cfs,Stage=4.49ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,LOST RIVER AT OKLEE, MN 05078000: Flow=174cfs,Stage=3.34ft,2019-06-20 02:15,25-75,CLEARWATER RIVER AT PLUMMER, MN 05076000: Flow=39.8cfs,Stage=4.90ft,2019-06-20 02:15,25-75,THIEF RIVER NEAR THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN 05075000: Flow=518cfs,Stage=4.57ft,Floodstage=12ft,2019-06-20 02:00,25-75,RED LAKE RIVER AT HIGH LANDING NR GOODRIDGE, MN 05074500: Flow=239cfs,Stage=69.67ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,RED LAKE RIVER NEAR RED LAKE, MN 05069000: Flow=72.2cfs,Stage=4.58ft,Floodstage=20ft,2019-06-20 02:45,25-75,SAND HILL RIVER AT CLIMAX, MN 05067500: Flow=7.33cfs,Stage=4.23ft,Floodstage=14ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,MARSH RIVER NEAR SHELLY, MN 05064500: Flow=3930cfs,Stage=9.97ft,Floodstage=26ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT HALSTAD, MN 05064000: Flow=432cfs,Stage=6.81ft,Floodstage=20ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,WILD RICE RIVER AT HENDRUM, MN 05062500: Flow=286cfs,Stage=2.81ft,Floodstage=10ft,2019-06-20 02:45,25-75,WILD RICE RIVER AT TWIN VALLEY, MN 05062000: Flow=138cfs,Stage=4.70ft,Floodstage=13ft,2019-06-20 02:45,25-75,BUFFALO RIVER NEAR DILWORTH, MN 05061500: Flow=31.1cfs,Stage=5.46ft,Floodstage=13ft,2019-06-20 02:45,25-75,SOUTH BRANCH BUFFALO RIVER AT SABIN, MN 05061000: Flow=94.1cfs,Stage=3.98ft,Floodstage=8ft,2019-06-20 02:45,25-75,BUFFALO RIVER NEAR HAWLEY, MN 04024000: Flow=1660cfs,Stage=3.75ft,Floodstage=10.5ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,ST. LOUIS RIVER AT SCANLON, MN 04010500: Flow=801cfs,Stage=4.86ft,2019-06-20 02:30,25-75,PIGEON RIVER AT MIDDLE FALLS NR GRAND PORTAGE MN 464646092052900: Flow=3750cfs,Stage=603.48ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,SUPERIOR BAY DULUTH SHIP CANAL AT DULUTH, MN 06604000: Stage=14.84ft,Floodstage=16ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,Spirit Lake near Orleans, IA 06483290: Flow=1100cfs,Stage=9.74ft,Floodstage=13ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,Rock River below Tom Creek at Rock Rapids, IA 05475350: Stage=14.99ft,Floodstage=19ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,DES MOINES RIVER ABOVE WINDOM, MN 05387030: Flow=37.7cfs,2017-10-01 01:00,Stage=7.06ft,2019-06-20 02:30:00,Not ranked,CROOKED CREEK AT FREEBURG MN 05386400: Stage=32.04ft,2019-06-20 02:45,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT BROWNSVILLE, MN 05384350: Stage=11.48ft,Floodstage=21ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,ROOT RIVER ABOVE RUSHFORD, MN 05383950: Flow=1190cfs,Stage=9.80ft,Floodstage=19ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,ROOT RIVER NEAR PILOT MOUND, MN 05383075: Flow=563cfs,Stage=3.20ft,Floodstage=7.5ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,LA CROSSE RIVER NEAR LA CROSSE, WI 05378490: Stage=10.09ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT LOCK AND DAM 5A NR WINONA, MN 05374900: Flow=2160cfs,Stage=5.39ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,ZUMBRO RIVER AT KELLOGG, MN 05374000: Stage=7.80ft,Floodstage=18ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,ZUMBRO RIVER AT ZUMBRO FALLS, MN 05355250: Flow=45500cfs,2019-06-20 01:45,Stage=7.73ft,2019-06-20 02:15:00,Floodstage=14ft,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT RED WING, MN 05355235: Stage=9.22ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER ABV RED WING BLW DIAMOND ISL, MN 05355092: Flow=1130cfs,Stage=9.20ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,CANNON RIVER AT 9TH ST. BRIDGE IN CANNON FALLS, MN 05355080: 2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,PRAIRIE CREEK NEAR CANNON FALLS, MN 05355038: 2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,CHUB CREEK AT CO. HWY. 47 ABOVE RANDOLPH, MN 05355024: Flow=913cfs,Stage=891.53ft,Floodstage=897ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,CANNON RIVER AT NORTHFIELD MN 05354500: Flow=723cfs,Stage=11.85ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,CANNON RIVER AT CO. HWY. 29 BELOW FARIBAULT, MN 05346050: Stage=676.31ft,2019-03-22 11:00,Not ranked,Clear Lake, east side, at Prairie Island, MN(SW08) 05344490: Flow=5950cfs,Stage=29.86ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,ST. CROIX RIVER AT PRESCOTT, WI 05342000: Flow=133cfs,Stage=9.68ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,KINNICKINNIC RIVER NEAR RIVER FALLS, WI 05341550: Stage=680.15ft,2019-06-20 02:15:00,Floodstage=687ft,Not ranked,Equipment malfunction, ,ST. CROIX RIVER AT STILLWATER, MN 05331580: Flow=37000cfs,2019-06-20 02:30,Stage=12.15ft,2019-06-20 02:45:00,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER BELOW L&D #2 AT HASTINGS, MN 05330920: Stage=694.24ft,2019-06-20 02:15:00,Not ranked,Equipment malfunction,MINNESOTA RIVER AT FORT SNELLING STATE PARK, MN 05316770: Flow=9600cfs,Stage=796.07ft,Floodstage=800ft,2019-06-20 02:45,Not ranked,MINNESOTA RIVER AT NEW ULM, MN 05316580: Flow=8020cfs,Stage=20.68ft,Floodstage=21ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,MINNESOTA RIVER AT MORTON, MN 05311150: Flow=4990cfs,Stage=883.50ft,Floodstage=888.5ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,MINNESOTA RIVER AT HWY 212 IN GRANITE FALLS, MN 05305000: Flow=543cfs,Stage=39.18ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,CHIPPEWA RIVER (TW) NEAR WATSON, MN 05304995: Stage=40.12ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,CHIPPEWA R. (HW) ABOVE COUNTY RD 13 NR WATSON, MN 05292704: Flow=0.00cfs,2003-09-22 23:45,Not ranked,NORTH FORK YELLOW BANK RIVER NEAR ODESSA, MN 05289800: Flow=248cfs,Stage=14.87ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,MINNEHAHA CREEK AT HIAWATHA AVE. IN MINNEAPOLIS,MN 05289000: Stage=929.67ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,LAKE MINNETONKA ABV GRAYS BAY OTLT IN MINNETONKA 05288705: Flow=14.6cfs,Stage=9.53ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,SHINGLE CREEK AT QUEEN AVE IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN 05288670: Stage=90.35ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER ABV 37TH AVE. NE IN FRIDLEY, MN 05288580: Flow=182cfs,Stage=9.54ft,2019-06-20 02:45,Not ranked,RICE CREEK BLW OLD HWY. 8 IN MOUNDS VIEW, MN 05287890: Stage=4.46ft,2019-06-19 16:00:00,Not ranked,Rating being developed or revised,ELM CREEK NR CHAMPLIN, MN 05284000: Stage=12.29ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,MILLE LACS LAKE AT COVE BAY NEAR ONAMIA, MN 05283500: Flow=12600cfs,Stage=5.62ft,Floodstage=12ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT US HWY 169 AT CHAMPLIN, MN 05227530: Flow=312cfs,Stage=4.90ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER DIVERSION NEAR AITKIN, MN 05210000: Stage=75.38ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI R. AT DAYS HIGH LANDING NR DEER RIVER 05207600: Flow=2020cfs,Stage=9.12ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT WILLOW BEACH AT BALL CLUB, MN 05205900: Stage=95.28ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,LEECH LAKE AT SUGAR POINT NEAR FEDERAL DAM, MN 05140521: 2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,LK OF THE WOODS @ SPRINGSTEEL IS NR. WARROAD, MN 05140520: Stage=59.65ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,LAKE OF THE WOODS AT WARROAD, MN 05137500: Flow=25600cfs,2018-10-22 11:15,Stage=5.69ft,2019-06-20 02:00:00,Not ranked,RAINY RIVER NEAR BOAT LANDING AT WHEELERS POINT,MN 05133500: Flow=17500cfs,Stage=8.08ft,2019-06-18 08:15,Not ranked,RAINY RIVER AT MANITOU RAPIDS, MN 05129515: Flow=16000cfs,2019-06-20 02:15,Stage=19.87ft,2019-06-20 02:30:00,Not ranked,RAINY R AT BOAT LANDING BLW INTERNATIONAL FALLS,MN 05126210: Flow=575cfs,Stage=4.72ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,SOUTH KAWISHIWI R ABV WHITE IRON LAKE NR ELY, MN 05125000: Flow=411cfs,Stage=3.11ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,SOUTH KAWISHIWI RIVER NEAR ELY, MN 05102490: Stage=18.00ft,Floodstage=39ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT PEMBINA, ND 05085450: Flow=12.6cfs,Stage=61.08ft,Floodstage=67ft,2019-06-20 02:45,Not ranked,SNAKE RIVER ABOVE WARREN, MN 05083500: Stage=11.84ft,Floodstage=26ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT OSLO, MN 05080000: Flow=1070cfs,Stage=11.76ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,RED LAKE RIVER AT FISHER, MN 05074000: Stage=75.40ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,LOWER RED LAKE NR RED LAKE, MN 05073500: 2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,UPPER RED LAKE AT WASKISH, MN 05070000: Flow=4130cfs,Stage=22.66ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,RED RIVER OF THE NORTH NEAR THOMPSON, ND 05063398: Flow=11.2cfs,Stage=4.72ft,2019-06-20 02:45,Not ranked,S. BR. WILD RICE RIVER AT CO. RD. 27 NR FELTON, MN 05060400: Stage=70.53ft,Floodstage=84ft,2019-06-20 02:15,Not ranked,SHEYENNE RIVER AT HARWOOD, ND 05052500: Flow=5.85cfs,Stage=22.09ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,ANTELOPE CREEK AT DWIGHT, ND 05051500: Flow=2280cfs,Stage=8.74ft,Floodstage=11ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT WAHPETON, ND 05051300: Flow=1230cfs,Stage=13.36ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,BOIS DE SIOUX RIVER NEAR DORAN, MN 05049995: Stage=75.77ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,MUD LAKE ABOVE WHITE ROCK DAM NEAR WHITE ROCK, SD 05049000: Stage=78.22ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,MUSTINKA RIVER ABOVE WHEATON, MN 05046475: Flow=0.00cfs,Stage=5.50ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,OTTER TAIL RIVER DIVERSION AT BRECKENRIDGE, MN 05030500: Flow=886cfs,Stage=8.12ft,2019-06-20 02:30,Not ranked,OTTER TAIL RIVER NEAR ELIZABETH, MN 04021520: Flow=61.6cfs,Stage=3.19ft,2019-06-20 02:00,Not ranked,STONEY BROOK AT PINE DRIVE NEAR BROOKSTON, MN 04015438: Flow=71.6cfs,Stage=18.09ft,2019-06-20 02:45,Not ranked,ST. LOUIS RIVER NEAR SKIBO, MN Go to WaterWatch (offsite) for a larger map with additional options